Patents by Inventor William P. Brown

William P. Brown has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8731887
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for obtaining a model of data describing a physical structure. An exemplary method comprises defining a three-dimensional (3D) object that corresponds to a physical structure. The 3D object comprises a set of topological elements that each has an initial geometric definition. The exemplary method also comprises creating a subsequent model of the data by updating a subset of the topological elements in the 3D object. Each updated element in the subset has a geometric definition that has changed relative to its initial geometric definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobile Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Lucas J. Hilliard, William P. Brown, Indra N. Datta
  • Publication number: 20130179136
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for creating a visualization representing location, type and fluid flow in a completion hardware configuration and the fluid flow in a reservoir containing the completion hardware configuration. An exemplary method comprises obtaining data relating to a location and type of the completion hardware configuration. The exemplary method comprises obtaining data relating to fluid flow within the completion hardware configuration based on the location and type of the completion hardware. Data relating to fluid flow within the reservoir is also obtained. The exemplary method also comprises importing the data relating to the location and type of the completion hardware configuration and the fluid flow within the completion hardware configuration into a main program. Data relating to fluid flow within the reservoir is also imported into the main program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Anupam Tiwari, William P. Brown
  • Publication number: 20110251830
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for obtaining a model of data describing a physical structure. An exemplary method comprises defining a three-dimensional (3D) object that corresponds to a physical structure. The 3D object comprises a set of topological elements that each has an initial geometric definition. The exemplary method also comprises creating a subsequent model of the data by updating a subset of the topological elements in the 3D object. Each updated element in the subset has a geometric definition that has changed relative to its initial geometric definition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Lucas J. Hilliard, William P. Brown, Indra N. Datta
  • Patent number: 8028191
    Abstract: Multiple Array Management Functions (AMFs) are connected to multiple redundancy groups over a storage area network (SAN), such as a fiber-channel based SAN. The multiple AMFs share management responsibility of the redundancy groups, each of which typically includes multiple resources spread over multiple disks. The AMFs provide concurrent access to the redundancy groups for associated host systems. When a host requests an AMF to perform an operation on a resource, the AMF synchronizes with the other AMFs sharing control of the redundancy group that includes the resource to be operated on, so as to obtain access to the resource. While performing the operation, the AMF send replication data and state information associated with the resource such that if the AMF fails, any of the other AMFs are able to complete the operation and maintain data reliability and coherency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: William P. Brown, Michael B. Matthews, Ron Unrau, Dale Hagglund
  • Publication number: 20100218039
    Abstract: Multiple Array Management Functions (AMFs) are connected to multiple redundancy groups over a storage area network (SAN), such as a fiber-channel based SAN. The multiple AMFs share management responsibility of the redundancy groups, each of which typically includes multiple resources spread over multiple disks. The AMFs provide concurrent access to the redundancy groups for associated host systems. When a host requests an AMF to perform an operation on a resource, the AMF synchronizes with the other AMFs sharing control of the redundancy group that includes the resource to be operated on, so as to obtain access to the resource. While performing the operation, the AMF send replication data and state information associated with the resource such that if the AMF fails, any of the other AMFs are able to complete the operation and maintain data reliability and coherency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: EMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: William P. Brown, Michael B. Matthews, Ron Unrau, Dale Hagglund
  • Publication number: 20100194519
    Abstract: A fuse for a high voltage/high current application, such as a hydro-electric vehicle (“HEV”) application is provided. The fuse employs a variety of arc quenching features to handle a large amount of arcing energy that is generated When such fuse is opened due to a fuse opening event. In one embodiment, an insulative substrate, such as a melamine substrate, is metalized with a fuse element. The fuse element extends to multiple surfaces of the substrate. A fuse opening portion of the element is located so that the arcing energy is forced to travel along multiple insulative planes, increasing an impedance across the opening of the element and decreasing the likelihood of a sustained arc. Also, the substrate and element are disposed in a sealed housing, which is packed in one embodiment with an arc quenching material, such as sand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: Littelfuse, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin J. Harris, Jeffrey J. Ribordy, William P. Brown, John Adamczyk, Douglas Fisher, Gregory Stupmo
  • Patent number: 7721144
    Abstract: Multiple Array Management Functions (AMFs) are connected to multiple redundancy groups over a storage area network (SAN), such as a fiber-channel based SAN. The multiple AMFs share management responsibility of the redundancy groups, each of which typically includes multiple resources spread over multiple disks. The AMFs provide concurrent access to the redundancy groups for associated host systems. When a host requests an AMF to perform an operation on a resource, the AMF synchronizes with the other AMFs sharing control of the redundancy group that includes the resource to be operated on, so as to obtain access to the resource. While performing the operation, the AMF send replication data and state information associated with the resource such that if the AMF fails, any of the other AMFs are able to complete the operation and maintain data reliability and coherency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: William P. Brown, Michael B. Mathews, Ron Unrau, Dale Hagglund
  • Patent number: 7659804
    Abstract: A fuse for a high voltage/high current application, such as a hydro-electric vehicle (“HEV”) application is provided. The fuse employs a variety of arc quenching features to handle a large amount of arcing energy that is generated when such fuse is opened due to a fuse opening event. In one embodiment, an insulative substrate, such as a melamine substrate, is metallized with a fuse element. The fuse element extends to multiple surfaces of the substrate. A fuse opening portion of the element is located so that the arcing energy is forced to travel along multiple insulative planes, increasing an impedance across the opening of the element and decreasing the likelihood of a sustained arc. Also, the substrate and element are disposed in a sealed housing, which is packed in one embodiment with an arc quenching material, such as sand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Littelfuse, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin J. Harris, Jeffrey J. Ribordy, William P. Brown, John Adamczyk, Douglas Fischer, Gregory Stumpo
  • Patent number: 7266706
    Abstract: Multiple Array Management Functions (AMFs) are connected to multiple redundancy groups over a storage area network (SAN), such as a fiber-channel based SAN. The multiple AMFs share management responsibility of the redundancy groups, each of which typically includes multiple resources spread over multiple disks. The AMFs provide concurrent access to the redundancy groups for associated host systems. When a host requests an AMF to perform an operation on a resource, the AMF synchronizes with the other AMFs sharing control of the redundancy group that includes the resource to be operated on, so as to obtain access to the resource. While performing the operation, the AMF send replication data and state information associated with the resource such that if the AMF fails, any of the other AMFs are able to complete the operation and maintain data reliability and coherency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: YottaYotta, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Brown, Michael B. Mathews, Ron Unrau, Dale Hagglund
  • Patent number: 7246260
    Abstract: Multiple Array Management Functions (AMFs) are connected to multiple redundancy groups over a storage area network (SAN), such as a fiber-channel based SAN. The multiple AMFs share management responsibility of the redundancy groups, each of which typically includes multiple resources spread over multiple disks. The AMFs provide concurrent access to the redundancy groups for associated host systems. When a host requests an AMF to perform an operation on a resource, the AMF synchronizes with the other AMFs sharing control of the redundancy group that includes the resource to be operated on, so as to obtain a lock on the resource. While performing the operation, the AMF send replication data and state information associated with the resource such that if the AMF fails, any of the other AMFs are able to complete the operation and maintain data reliability and coherency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: YottaYotta, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Brown, Michael B. Mathews
  • Patent number: 7233474
    Abstract: An electrical protection device is provided. The device can be removably attached to or mounted inside of a power source, such as a vehicle, e.g., automobile, battery and can employ a replaceable fuse element. The device includes an overcurrent protection element, such as a fuse element, and provides any one or more of the following types of electrical protection: (i) overcurrent protection; (ii) accident or catastrophic event power cutout protection; and (iii) load dump protection. The system is configurable to protect certain vehicle electrical components from an overcurrent and allow others to operate independent of the overcurrent protection. Systems and methods employing the protection device are also illustrated and discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Littelfuse, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Brown, Edwin James Harris, Jeffrey John Ribordy
  • Patent number: 7076510
    Abstract: At least a first and a second server of a cluster of servers are equipped with complementary software RAID drivers and distributed lock managers to enable the first server to delegate to the second server, writing of a version of a unit of coherent data into a number of storage devices coupled to the server cluster. The drivers and lock managers are designed to enable the first server to determine the second server as an appropriate current synchronization server target, which determination includes consideration of the last synchronization server target. If the last synchronization server target is not the appropriate current synchronization server target, the second server is selected among the “eligible” servers of the cluster. The consideration/selection may be based on the usage state of the candidate server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Inventor: William P. Brown
  • Patent number: 7006242
    Abstract: A user of a portable device may request a full-length information set be sent to a high capacity presentation apparatus for printing. A truncated or compressed information set is displayed on the portable device, which the user may select for later printing of the full-length information on the high capacity presentation apparatus when the portable device is synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald X. Smith, II, Aloke Gupta, Charlie Udom, John Atwood, Keith M. Taylor, William P. Brown
  • Patent number: 6912668
    Abstract: Multiple Array Management Functions (AMFs) are connected to multiple redundancy groups over a storage area network (SAN), such as a fiber-channel based SAN. The multiple AMFs share management responsibility of the redundancy groups, each of which typically includes multiple resources spread over multiple disks. The AMFs provide concurrent access to the redundancy groups for associated host systems. When a host requests an AMF to perform an operation on a resource, the AMF synchronizes with the other AMFs sharing control of the redundancy group that includes the resource to be operated on, so as to obtain a lock on the resource. While performing the operation, the AMF send replication data and state information associated with the resource such that if the AMF fails, any of the other AMFs are able to complete the operation and maintain data reliability and coherency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: YottaYotta, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Brown, Michael B. Mathews
  • Patent number: 6815841
    Abstract: A fuse arrangement for use in a vehicle is provided having a configuration wherein a common bus terminal connected to a voltage supply is connected to terminals of one or more axial fuses. The other fuse terminals are, in turn, connected to a wiring harness that is located on an opposite side of the fuse box from the common bus terminal in a base of a fuse box. Additionally, the present invention includes a fuse array including a planar substrate with fuses constructed on the substrate by film metallization. Furthermore, the invention includes a carrier strip used for packaging automotive fuses that is made of a flexible material capable of being rolled into a package for shipping to an end user. The invention also includes a mini fuse having reduced terminal spacing for use in vehicles with mixed voltage systems wherein the reduced terminal spacing fuse is used for a particular voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Littelfuse, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Brown, James Chen, Carl S. Reid, Demetrios Thanopoulos, Stephen J. Whitney
  • Publication number: 20030020954
    Abstract: Printing is performed from a portable device. Upon a selection to print, available printing options are displayed. This includes providing an option to print remote data accessible at a location outside of the portable device by reference to the location outside of the portable device. Upon selection of one of the available printing options, a print operation is performed in accordance with the selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Charlie Udom, John Atwood, Keith M. Taylor, William P. Brown
  • Publication number: 20030023482
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for wireless coupon redemption includes a coupon service provider coupled to a wide area network and a wireless network to deliver an electronic coupon to a transportable communication unit. A merchant, comprising a wireless receiver coupled to a redemption device, is coupled to the coupon service provider such that a tender of said coupon by the transportable communication unit made via the wireless receiver is conveyed to the coupon service provider and an approval to redeem the coupon is conveyed from the coupon service provider to the redemption device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Amy E. Messner, William P. Brown
  • Publication number: 20030023977
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and wireless hand-held computing device for providing personalized, wireless television programming together with program information for programs matching the viewer's preferences. In one embodiment the method includes receiving programming codes in combination with corresponding television programming information and inputting, by a viewer, names of selected programs for viewing. Then, programming software in the wireless hand-held computing device may be used to select, automatically, the programming codes for the selected programs for viewing, to activate the television when the selected programs are broadcast and, where desired, to indicate when at least one television program that matches the viewer's preferences is to be shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: William P. Brown, Joseph Jacob, Charlie Udom
  • Publication number: 20030014598
    Abstract: At least a first and a second server of a cluster of servers are equipped with complementary software RAID drivers and distributed lock managers to enable the first server to delegate to the second server, writing of a version of a unit of coherent data into a number of storage devices coupled to the server cluster. The drivers and lock managers are designed to enable the first server to determine the second server as an appropriate current synchronization server target, which determination includes consideration of the last synchronization server target. If the last synchronization server target is not the appropriate current synchronization server target, the second server is selected among the “eligible” servers of the cluster. The consideration/selection may be based on the usage state of the candidate server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventor: William P. Brown
  • Publication number: 20020188655
    Abstract: Multiple Array Management Functions (AMFs) are connected to multiple redundancy groups over a storage area network (SAN), such as a fiber-channel based SAN. The multiple AMFs share management responsibility of the redundancy groups, each of which typically includes multiple resources spread over multiple disks. The AMFs provide concurrent access to the redundancy groups for associated host systems. When a host requests an AMF to perform an operation on a resource, the AMF synchronizes with the other AMFs sharing control of the redundancy group that includes the resource to be operated on, so as to obtain access to the resource. While performing the operation, the AMF send replication data and state information associated with the resource such that if the AMF fails, any of the other AMFs are able to complete the operation and maintain data reliability and coherency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Applicant: YOTTA YOTTA, INC.
    Inventors: William P. Brown, Michael B. Mathews, Ron Unrau, Dale Hagglund